A tweet from the official account of the GOP House Judiciary Committee that was an apparent attempt to troll supporters of actress Amber Heard who was on the losing end of a defamation lawsuit to ex-husband Johnny Deep got a big reaction on Twitter, nearly all of it being severely negative.
On Wednesday, a Virginia jury unanimously awarded Depp with more than $10 million in a trial that has dominated headlines for weeks, a verdict that some have seen as a larger victory for men in general who have faced false accusations during the hysterical #MeToo era, often having their lives destroyed without due process. Needless to say, the jury’s decision has been intensely polarizing.
Following the verdict, whoever runs the House Judiciary Committee’s Twitter account posted a GIF image of Depp in his most famous role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Disney’s lucrative “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise, a clip from a scene of the character striking a victorious pose.
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) June 1, 2022
The tweet immediately went viral, nearly breaking Twitter in the process, drawing a hurricane of backlash for the committee and its ranking member, Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio from leftists whose emotions were still raw over Heard’s legal comeuppance.
Y’all are fucking sick. https://t.co/CmWfQWfBNB
— destiney bleu (@destineybleu) June 1, 2022
Wait, I thought you were boycotting Disney for being too woke? Pick a lane, dipshits.
— Brian Jay Jones (@brianjayjones) June 1, 2022
He’s still not gonna vote for you, gym
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) June 1, 2022
You misogynist sack of trash
— Caspar Salmon (@CasparSalmon) June 2, 2022
I know this is intended to goad enraged responses, but honestly, someone is *probably* going to see this response and I just want you to take two seconds to think about the fact that you work with the government of the United States. This what you dreamt of?
— T.J. Chambers (@tjchambersLA) June 1, 2022
In case you were in any doubt whether their opposition to Roe vs Wade is about the sanctity of "life" or really just straight-up misogyny, the GOP briskly uses a complex and sad legal case to serve as a further warning to uppity women everywhere.
Have babies. Keep silent. Obey. https://t.co/h817Cohu5J
— Michael Marshall Smith (@ememess) June 1, 2022
Uh, I thought you guys didn’t like Hollywood
— Christine Galea (@chrisgalea) June 1, 2022
Cool that you are coming out in support of both Disney and queer pirates, and on the first day of Pride Month, too! 🌈
— Andrea Kuszewski 🧠 (@AndreaKuszewski) June 1, 2022
— Emily Sears (@emilysears) June 1, 2022
This is tasteless. Delete it.
— Jim Stinson (@jimstinson) June 1, 2022
— Scott Tobias (@scott_tobias) June 1, 2022
just gonna settle in here for the ratio, got my water, some popcorn
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) June 1, 2022
What the actual fucking fuck? Between this tweet and the rainbow bullets… as far as I'm concerned aliens can't start harvesting us for meat soon enough. https://t.co/95TyqsHAVR
— Dan Savage (@fakedansavage) June 1, 2022
Some pointed out that the actor once joked about assassinating former President Donald J. Trump.
— A.J. Delgado (@AJDelgado13) June 2, 2022
Celebrating the actor who has joked about Trump being assassinated. Odd flex. https://t.co/zJYiRovOpy
— Morgan Cameron Ross (@Morgan_C_Ross) June 1, 2022
Still, others tried to shift the subject to the Democrat push for draconian new gun restrictions in the aftermath of last week’s mass murder at a Texas elementary school.
You are directly responsible for the deaths of countless children around the country https://t.co/nlewVdINlN
— Cameron Kasky🎄 (@cameron_kasky) June 1, 2022
Despite being on the losing end of the sensationalist celebrity trial that mesmerized Americans, Heard did win $2 million in her own defamation lawsuit which, judging by the reaction, didn’t serve as much of a balm for the perpetually unhinged activist left’s psychic wounds.
Depp, who wasn’t in the courtroom for the verdict expressed great relief, saying that “the jury gave me my life back. I am truly humbled.”
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